Police Officer

West Point, VA
West Point Police Department

$47,189.00 – Starting salary in which consideration may be given depending on experience.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

    • Patrols assigned area looking for suspicious activity, crimes and emergencies
    • Assesses the situation and takes appropriate action as necessary
    • Talks with community groups, residential and business organizations, and members of the public to develop relationships and to provide visible security to deter crime
    • Conducts property, business and welfare checks
    • Enforce state and local traffic laws and regulations
    • Responds to traffic accidents and writes reports as necessary in accordance with state and local laws
    • Cooperates with other law enforcement agencies to establish mutual assistance
    • Responds to domestic and non-domestic incidents
    • Responsible for making arrests, finger prints and transfer of subject to multiple locations
    • Collects and stores evidence in accordance with established policies and procedures
    • Assists in various phases of criminal investigations including interviewing witnesses, pursuing leads, apprehending and questioning suspects

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior police or military experience preferred.
  • Compliance with requirements of Code of Virginia Section 15.2 – 1705 as amended is required

Licenses or Certifications: 

  • Valid operators license; upon appointment and thereafter, a valid Virginia Operators license
  • Law Enforcement Officer Certification from Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services with recertification as required by DCJS
  • Qualified with firearms
  • Completion of additional training as needed to maintain current certifications, understand changes in laws and regulations, and learn specialized services (for example, radar certification, first aid training)
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age.